4th ‘Wine Town Marathon’ 2012

San Giovanni al Natisone (Italy), Sunday 7 October 2012

Ponte del Diavolo, Cividale del Friuli, Italy (Copyright © 2011 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

Runners will cross the Ponte del Diavolo in Cividale del Friuli.


Held in the rolling hills near the city of Udine, capital of the Friuli area in north-eastern Italy, the Maratona Città del Vino attracts around 200 marathon and 250 half marathon runners.

The route is an undulating loop on asphalt roads through a string of villages and small towns in the wine-growing region between Udine and the border with Slovenia.

The difference in elevation between the highest and the lowest point on the course is approximately 120 metres.

In 2012, the start and the finish will be in the village of San Giovanni al Natisone.

Half marathon runners will join the field in the beautiful old town of Cividale del Friuli.

Last year, on a very warm autumn day, the marathon winners were Gianni Panfili of Italy (2:48:06) and Croatia's top ultra runner Marija Vrajić (2:58:54).


Country: Italy

Venue (Map): San Giovanni al Natisone (18km from Udine, 52km from Trieste, 125km from Venice, 128km from Ljubljana)

Date: 7 October 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 9.1km (non-competitive fun run)

Start (42km): 9.00 San Giovanni al Natisone

Start (9km fun run): 9.05 San Giovanni al Natisone

Start (21km): ca. 10.30 Cividale del Friuli

Finish: San Giovanni al Natisone

Entries: online or by fax; payment by credit card or bank transfer; entries close 4 Oct 2012; entrants must provide a medical certificate at registration (and pay an additional €7 for the "cartellino di giornata FIDAL") if they are not registered with an athletics federation; entries to the 9km non-competitive run on the day (without medical certificate)

Entry fees (42km): €20 - €25 - €30 (until 18 June - 24 September - 4 October 2012)

Entry fees (21km): €14 - €17 - €20 (until 18 June - 24 September - 4 October 2012)

Entry fees (wheelchairs): no entry fees

Entry fees (9km): €2

Race centre: at the Polisportivo Comunale in San Giovanni al Natisone

You get: bus service to the start (for half marathon runners), finisher bag and medal; pasta party after the race

Number of finishers 2011: 178 (42km), 247 (21km)

Event website (in Italian): Maratona Città del Vino (out of date)


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